Distinguished Institute Speakers Series by Mr. Jin Liqun

We are pleased to invite you to the Distinguished Institute Speakers Series jointly organized by AIT Belt & Road Research Center and AIT Centre for Global Challenges.

In this series, we would like to welcome our first speaker Mr. Jin Liqun, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on 15 October 2021 at 2:00 PM (Bangkok Time GMT+7).

Topic: Promoting Economic Development through Multilateralism
Venue: Zoom (online)

Speaker’s Profile

Mr. Jin Liqun is the inaugural President and Chair of the Board of Directors.

FAO and AIT Strengthen Partnership for Sustainable Development of the Region

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October 5, 2021 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) renewed its partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) through the signing of a Memorandum of Understating (MOU). Through the partnership, the two institutions will collaborate in the fields of urban food systems, climate change, water, food and energy, agroecology, and innovation/digitization – for the sustainable development of the Asia and Pacific region.

AIT and ADPC Strengthen Disaster Preparedness and Climate Resilience for the Region through MoU

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September 15, 2021 --- Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaboration for disaster preparedness and climate resilience.

Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s population, experiences more natural disasters than any other areas on earth.

AIT receives donation towards the AIT Centre for Global Challenges

Mr. Sittichai Khowsurat agreed to support the amount of 500,000 Thai Baht towards the AIT Centre for Global Challenges. 

President Eden Woon stated that the Centre for Global Challenges (CGC) serves as a forum for promoting comprehensive policy discourses on global challenges facing humanity, such as Climate Change, Energy-Food-Water Security, Infrastructure, Inequalities, Institutions and Governance, Technology-Public Policy interfaces, Socio-political polarization, and Human-Machine fusion.

AIT receives donation towards the Organizational Quarantine (OQ) facility operations

The AIT Christian Fellowship (AITCF) community supports the amount of 50,000 Thai Baht towards the Organizational Quarantine (OQ) facility operations. 

AIT is the first university in Thailand to have a quarantine facility that enabled the overseas students to quarantine for 14 days at AIT campus thereby, saving substantially on Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ).  The AIT OQ facility had its first year anniversary on 13 September 2021.  

Dr. Eden Woon expressed his thanks and appreciation to the AIT Christian Fellowship community for this very timely and meaningful donation.

ICBC 2021: Distinguished Participants Concur Collaboration is key to Sustainability in Ever Challenging Times

By Nitipol Kiravanich

September 9th, 2021 — The 5th International Conference on Nation-Building (ICNB) 2021, held online for two consecutive days (from September 8th to September 9th) amidst the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the session ‘Enhancing International Cooperation for Long-term Crisis Recovery and Nation-Building’, AIT President Dr. Eden Woon along with prolific panelists from the government agencies, academics, and private sectors including the representative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Don Pramudwinai; Vice Minister H.E. Dr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi; Prof.

Industrial Engineering and Management Alumna — No Barriers, Only Challenges

By Nitipol Kiravanich

Elise del Rosario, distinguished AIT alumna who received her Masters’ Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) in 1980 imprinted her name as the first woman President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), a 62-year-old organization of 54 national societies and around 30,000 individual members.

Anniversary of the First University Organizational Quarantine Facility in Thailand

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September 13, 2021 --- It has been one year since the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) welcomed its first group of students to the first universtiy Organizational Quarantine (OQ) facility in Thailand on its campus. Here is a look into how AIT OQ has made it possible for students from around the world to study in Thailand to achieve their goals amidst the pandemic.